Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Johnson Farms Makes Gardening Fun for You!
Your kids don’t have to be named Daisy, Cucumber and Zucchini to be a garden lover and enjoy the challenge of taming the elements. Johnson Farms is keeping the gardening tradition alive with their many accessible plants, herbs, and potting ideas for the spring. The tradition of gardening is making a comeback with millennials choosing to grow their own food, and young and old connecting through growing all kinds of plants all across America. With a wide array of plants to choose from, there is something for every gardener, whether their thumb is glowing green or has just a hint of viridescence. Here are some great ways to join in this resurgence to bring out the inner gardener in everyone.
Novice – Herb your Enthusiasm:
For those of you that fall somewhere between “I’ve never planted anything in my life” and “I managed to kill my store-bought aloe plant,” this is for you.
Try out an indoor herb garden. It can ease you into gardening without taking you too far out of your comfort zone. Herbs like sage, thyme, tarragon, and basil can all be grown in a sunny window inside until summer arrives and the night temperatures stay above 50 degrees. All you need is a pot with drainage holes and the herbs of choice. No need to fertilize if you use new potting soil. Just water when top 1/2 inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Snip and use to your diners’ delight.
Intermediate – Re-purpose, Re-use and Upcycle:
So you know your way around a garden, but you still have a lot to learn.
A fun way to up your gardening skills while presenting a new challenge is to incorporate upcycling. This can turn ordinary planting into creative DIY projects. It’s also a great way to get your kids involved in both gardening and finding exciting new uses for old items around the house. So what exactly can you use to plant a plant in? Just about anything from old books to doll heads to toy trucks. The choice is yours, but here are some ideas to get you started.
Advanced – Green Gardening:
Your thumb is definitely green, but you’re looking for a challenge that will take your skills to the next level.
Composting is a great way to take your garden to new heights and is particularly important for advanced gardeners who are looking to keep their space organic. There are several ways you can compost your waste—it all depends on which technique works best for you. To learn more about composting and find the most effective techniques, check out Johnson Farms’ composting Pinterest board.
Expert – Excellence in Succulence:
You’ve done just about everything you can think of in a garden, so what now?
Even experts can go back to their roots. Here’s one way that you can put a new twist on an old trick: create your own potted and unpotted succulent spheres to decorate your porch or hang outdoors. You can find step-by-step instructions on Johnson Farms’ succulents Pinterest board.
Whatever your gardening need or whether you are a novice or expert, come visit Johnson Farms greenhouse this spring. Friendly Personal Shopping Assistants await your gardening inquiries.